In today's Ways to Wear video, we're highlighting a wardrobe staple — the striped sweater. You've seen this look on celebrities like Emma Roberts and Miranda Kerr, so we headed over to Feature Boutique in Santa Monica and styled a striped sweater by Paper Crown for a variety of different occasions. Whether you want to play with patterns, mix it up with leather, or try out a maxi, we hope these outfits inspire you to make the most out of your striped knits.
Saturday night Lauren Conrad looked beautiful while hosting the Design for the Cure gala for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in downtown LA. Of course the designer wore one of her elegant Paper Crown designs: a floor-length dress with an ivory lace bustier top and black lace maxi skirt. While her dress isn't available to shop online, you can totally re-create the look by pairing this ivory lace bustier top from Pins and Needles ($30, originally $39) with this ABS by Allen Schwartz black lace maxi skirt ($72, originally $260). Just don't forget the rhinestone hair clip and retro red lips.
We are thrilled to share this story from Lauren Conrad! The TV personality, writer, designer, and style maven has started LaurenConrad.com, a social networking site that features daily posts by Lauren on all of our favorite topics — fashion, beauty, food, party planning — and Lauren will be sharing her latest fashion finds with Fab every month. This week, she's giving us a sneak peek of her Paper Crown holiday collection.
In honor of the kick-off of New York Fashion Week later this week, I thought it would be fun to give you guys an exclusive first look at the Paper Crown Holiday 2012 Lookbook! The collection doesn’t hit stores until October 30th, so be sure to check in with your local stockists around that time. We worked really hard on this collection and I am very proud of what we produced. The Holiday collection is all about texture. You will notice a lot of tulle, lace and slinky silks . . . All of my favorites!
In an industry of ever-changing trends, Lauren Conrad always stands out with her classic and romantic sense of style. Whether she's at a daytime or nighttime affair, Lauren always impresses us with her polished ensembles. We got a chance to catch up with the Paper Crown designer, and she shared everything about her pretty aesthetic. "I like balancing out different qualities, whether it's a really feminine top paired with leather pants or a button-down in a more masculine, traditional shape with a full skirt," Lauren told us.
As for her favorite go-to pieces, "they change little by little, but I always have a basic black shoe and bag, so they go with everything," Lauren said. "When I do accessories, I always try to find pieces I can work around, so I always have a basic black shoe, I always have a basic nude shoe, a black bag, and clothing-wise, I always have some sort of black skinny pants whether it's leather or a denim or some sort of knit. I always have a blazer depending on the season, and I wear a lot of maxi dresses."
Lauren also shared a recent purchase she made. "I recently got my little Balenciaga bag with the rose gold hardware because I was wearing my Chanel bag so much even I was getting sick of it, so I needed something to swap it out." To get her look, shop her favorite pieces below!
Lauren Conrad looked part sweet, part edgy in a white outfit with matching Paper Crown wedges while at an LA book signing for The Fame Game, but what really caught our eye was the subtle stud collar on her Sparkle & Fade blouse. The blond beauty tucked her embellished blouse into a flirty mini, then injected color via her new pink-dipped hair. A number of celebs have been spotted donning stud-collar blouses, including Revenge star Ashley Madekwe, who styled her chic Equipment button-up blouse with a bold leather skirt. Step inside to shop our nine favorite embellished-collar tops to pair with jeans for a daytime look or with leather for an evening affair.
There is no doubt about it, celebrities are obsessed with leather, and we particularly love how these eight ladies updated the trend by trading their leather pants for a pair of hot leather shorts. Eva Longoria, Miranda Kerr, Whitney Port, and way more have been spotted styling both black and colored leather shorts in every which way. Whether you aim for a professional yet playful look like Eva in tan leather shorts or want an edgier feel like Whitney and Miranda, step inside to shop our picks to find the perfect pair for you. Then be sure to also check out Hollywood's other leather obsessions: leather jackets and leather tops.
It seems Lauren Conrad is always busy adding to her résumé — she has her website, LaurenConrad.com, her Paper Crown clothing line, and now she's launched her second book series, The Fame Game. We've spotted the designer and author out and about promoting her new venture, looking sweet and stylish at her East Coast book signings. She even made time to pose for the May issue of Glamour. See her book-signing style in today's Fab Flash! On Allison McNamara: Jason Wu for Target dress, Topshop blazer.
Lauren Conrad has been hitting a fashion home run while promoting her new book, The Fame Game, and during a recent trip to NYC, she kept her chic streak going by pairing a tribal Tibi blouse with a chiffon Paper Crown skirt. She completed her polished city style with nude Casadei pumps, a matching Chanel bag, and black oversized square shades, then pulled her signature locks into a loose braid for a romantic feel. Pair Lauren's exact skirt with her Tibi tank in a blue hue, or style the printed tank with white skinnies and neon sandals for a more casual take on this dainty look.
May magazine issues are out, and Lauren Conrad is Glamour's latest cover girl, while Claire Danes is all over ASOS Magazine's Spring issue. For her Malibu shoot, Lauren donned a bevy of adorable pieces, one of them being a Paper Crown frock with wedge espadrilles from her own Kohl's line. Then at the Chateau Marmont spread, Claire sported a rad palm-tree top with tie-dye jeggings for an edgier feel. Step inside to get a closer look at the May cover beauties and to shop their exact pieces for your Spring wardrobe.
We love the holiday collection for Lauren Conrad's new line, Paper Crown! Filled with tiered red dresses, whimsical prints, and little lace tops, this collection is everything you need to look stylish this holiday weekend. Watch our entire interview with Lauren and learn her holiday party dressing tip! On Allison: StyleMint top, Lia Sophia necklace.